A Letter from the District Attorney

Welcome to the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office website

The 23rd JDA has the responsibility and authority to investigate and prosecute crimes in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption and St. James. In addition, your District Attorney’s office handles a wide variety of other matters within the district including child support enforcement, juvenile matters, and the civil representation of most of the public entities located in the 23rd Judicial District. Ricky Babin, who was elected twice by the residents of that tri-parish area, is the District Attorney. Joining District Attorney Babin is a team of Assistant District Attorneys, Researchers, Investigators and Administrative and Support staff, all focused on one common goal, – the full and effective prosecutions of criminals in order to keep our tri-parish area the safest it can be.

We invite you to take a look around, where you will find useful information on many services we offer, along with a personnel list so you can reach the right people at the right time.


Baton Rouge Man Sentenced Following Vehicular Homicide Plea

          On February 22, 2018, Thomas Bowers of 26232 Kendalwood Rd. Baton Rouge, LA., age 44, pled guilty to the charge of Vehicular Homicide. Bowers was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Steven Tureau and Kenneth Dupaty. Presiding over this matter…READ MORE

St. James Parish Jury Finds Paradis Man Guilty of 1st Degree Robbery

          On May 17, 2018, a St. James Parish jury found 32-year-old Maurice Honor of 1447 Old Spanish Trail Paradis, LA. guilty of 1st Degree Robbery. Honor was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter…READ MORE